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house. now you may remember the sergeant munley sat with first lady michelle obama during the president's 2010 state of the union address. you can see her right there. munley says that she was told that the victims of that shooting would be taken care of but instead, she says she feels betrayed. >> not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of. in fact they have been neglected very badly. >> so the president's promise was not fulfilled? >> no. >> reporter: munley was shot three times that day as she and her partner took on major nidal hasan likely preventings more deaths. part of what is also so disturbing about this story that munley has been laid off from her job at fort hood's civilian police force. munley and other victims there are now suing the government because the government characterized the attack as work place vie ends are and not terrorism. that designation they say doesn't give them adequate access to medical care and also financial benefits. they say that the wounds should be characterized as combat-related. by the way, jon, we should mention we just got
back to the oscar ceremony last night. big surprise first lady michelle obama was a presenter, presented the best picture award. here is how it looked as jack nicholson tossed it to the first lady. what do you think about -- i don't know, using the white house as sort of a backdrop for the oscars, any problem with that, jim? >> well, i mean i admit that hollywood's infatuation with the obamas can get pretty thick as times, with dustin hoffman praising gun control and so on on the red carpet, however i think the saving grace of that moment last night was the troops in the background there. if the obama administration is willing to highlight our troops in hollywood, good for them. jon: alan, what did you think about it. >> i knew that conservatives, some of them might object to it. hollywood and politics got married a longtime ago. does anybody remember marlon brando when he rejected "the godfather"'s academy award and sent s be hatchen little feather to speak on behalf of native-american rights. we shouldn't be surprised that there are political speeches or a component -- i thi
in the backs upstairs with first lady, michelle obama and the president used that situation to not just about the 15-year-old girl, but about newtown, connecticut, aurora, colorado to make his pitch for gun control. take a listen. >> ida's parents nate and cleo are in this chamber tonight along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. >> reporter: now we've looked at the numbers, though, and more than 800 guns have been seized here in chicago this year, that is nine times what's been seized in new york city and yet there's been 41 gun-related, shooting-related murder in the city. that is leading conservative critics to say, well wait a second, gun control may not necessary leak the answer, there is a broader problem here. so when the president gets back to washington after this speech what he's looking at is the possibility of maybe getting universal background checks which have bi-partisan support on capitol hill. it will be very hard for him to get a ban on assault weapons which he has also been pushing jon. jon:ed henry trave
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